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HP Brio BA200 User Manual: Managing Security: Configuration Settings; Smart Card-allow Initialization Option

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Managing Security: Configuration Settings

The Smart Card Security Manager has several configuration options
that have an impact on the level of security provided by ProtectTools
2000.
The "security levels" given in this section are provided as a guideline
only. Determining the real security levels provided by each option
depends on the particular circumstances involved, and is the
responsibility of the administrator or security specialist.
Smart Card–Allow Initialization Option
To see the
Allow Smart Card Initialization
tab in the Smart Card Security Manager.
Smart Card
If you click on this checkbox, the PC user will be able to initialize smart
cards.
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Default value:
Potential security impact: Medium
Implications:
Security Level
Value
Provided
ON (checked)
Lower
OFF (unchecked) Higher
4 Managing Security and Smart Cards
Managing Security: Configuration Settings
Selecting this option allows users to create their own backup smart cards,
since they can create recovery files and restore them onto a smart card.
However, this means that the user can potentially create several copies of
their smart card, increasing the security risk.
If you want to ensure control over the creation of smart cards, then uncheck
this option. In this case, when running Windows NT or Windows 2000, only
you (the administrator) will be able to initialize new smart cards. This can
help you keep track of every smart card used in your domain.
option, click the
Implications
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